the nine days: day 9

Tzom kal! (Easy fast!) You may be surprised to see an email about food (don’t look! don’t read it!) today, while we’re fasting, but we all know that fasts come to an end, and then we’re starving. So what do we make to break the fast? Three weeks ago, when the Three Weeks started with the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, I broke the fast with baked falafel and all the fixings. We *could* do that again…but I decided not to.

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Sweet Potato Cakes

My sister Christine, who is quite the Iron Chef (is that title branded or trademarked or anything? I’m using it loosely here), pointed me in the direction of this sweet potato slider/burger from Sprouted Kitchen. It uses leeks. Oh my goodness. Any excuse to eat leeks.

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Banana Snacking Cake

When we put the word “cake” in the same sentence as the word “snack”, that makes me happy. 🙂 Although I will admit that I’m not the biggest cake fan. Cakes are too often dry and crumbly. I’m much more into the fudgy brownie. However, this recipe uses a cool technique to retain more moisture and makes for a really, really good cake.

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Bean Bowls with Poached Egg

So I know that sounds kind of boring. Well, maybe it sounds boring to me because I’m about to eat salmon…salmon is exciting. Did any of you see that Top Chef episode where they went to Alaska and had to pick out their own salmon and filet it themselves, and that one contestant picked the type of salmon that Alaskans usually feed to their dogs? I did. Salmon is exciting.

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Veggie (Beet) Burgers

Everyone’s doing a beet burger. My sister made us beet burgers just recently from Sprouted Kitchen, then I saw Green Kitchen Stories do their own version, and then TheKitchn.com did a “Best-Ever Veggie Burger“, made mostly of beets. What’s with beet burgers these days?

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